UK Screen Membership

SFS Membership automatically includes all benefits of the UK Screen Association membership within the cost of your SFS membership fee. UK Screen member benefits include networking, training and information sessions, access to business and legal advice, bursaries and discounts. SFS members also receive UK Screen news updates, company promotion on the UK Screen website and access to the online Members’ Area. UK Screen lobbies the UK Government on a regular basis on behalf of all of its members.  Other UK Screen benefits are:

  • Subscription to UK Screen Weekly e-Newsletter
  • Financial Advice
  • Legal Advice
  • 3rd party discounts (insurance, trade magazines)
  • Attendance at membership events in London
  • Knowledge gathering through the members' area on the UK Screen website

The O’Neill Partnership

SFS retains the services of John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership for its accounting/tax services.  As part of this deal, each SFS member company can request a meeting with him as well as 2 phone calls per year on accounting or business issues.




SFS members have their own page on our website via the member directory and their news and promotions are shared by the SFS blog and social media channels. Also, to ensure details of SFS activities are transparent and accessible, members have access to the shared SFS Member Folder in Dropbox.

Along with the aid of our partners and affiliate members, SFS members also gain exposure in our business briefings, promotional materials and exhibition stands to demonstrate the extent of the production services package that is available in Scotland. As a cooperative consortium SFS is able to pitch for new business projects as a group or as smaller sub-groups.


Joining SFS is easy as 1, 2, 3


1) Criteria

If you answer yes to the following three criteria then you can apply for SFS Membership:

  • Are you a company based in Scotland? (this can be anything from a Sole Trader to a large company with multiple locations)

  • Do you offer services or faciliites to the screen industry? (this can be anything from professional/consultancy services to equipment/space hire)

  • Do you have a logo, website, and at least five professional film, TV, or commercial credits and clients?

2) Complete the Form

Download the Membership Application Form, complete and return to and the SFS Coordinator will be in touch.

3) Approval, Payment and Profile

The application will be read and considered by the SFS Directors. If approved we will send you a copy of the Members' Agreement to sign and return and payment for your first member fee will be requested. We will then add your profile to our membership and include you in our internal communications. Rates are below and payment terms are strictly 30 days from date of invoice and there is also a monthly direct debit payment option.

Discounts available

  • 50% for sole traders and/or turnover under 100k per year
  • 30% discount for those who join the SFS Working Group
  • 10% discount using our Referral Scheme

Payment methods available

  • Monthly membership paid by direct debit
  • Annual invoice paid by company credit card
  • Annual invoice paid by bank transfer
  • Annual invoice paid by cheque

Member rates by company size

1-10..........….........£ 500 + VAT per annum

11-50.....................£ 750 + VAT per annum

51+........................£ 1000 + VAT per annum

Affiliate Member ................……...£ by negotiation


Tailored for a best fit

Industry and business organisations can email the SFS Coordinator to discuss possible Affiliate relationship, and download, complete and return our Affiliate Membership Application Form. Benefits of Affiliate membership of Screen Facilities Scotland:

  • Our Affiliates are vital to the SFS team.

  • Each Affiliate Member engages with SFS in a bespoke relationship, structured to be of maximum mutual benefit.

  • With Members and Affiliate Members working closely, these relationships allows better engagement with and promotion of existing and new industry support mechanisms and initiatives.

  • Affiliate Members can contact SFS Members quickly to raise awareness of industry issues, opportunities, and encourage engagement with industry activities. 

  • Affiliate Members can reach SFS Members to canvas for opinion, information or to promote initiatives of relevance and interest.

  • Affiliate membership gives clear access to relevant businesses and a group of industry experts/professionals to draw from for appropriate representation where needed at industry events. 

  • Affiliate Members are welcome and encouraged to attend all SFS events and meetings.

  • Industry information is shared across the SFS network of Members and Affiliates.

  • Co-sponsorship opportunities exist whereby SFS partners with Affiliate Member activities and vice versa, sometimes with sponsorship, other times with sponsorship in kind.s and activities; and will be able to take advantage of both the SFS and UK Screen affiliated membership benefits.


Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) is a collaborative consortium of Scotland-based film, television, advertising and digital media facilities and services companies. Our core aims are to: improve commercial fortunes; to share knowledge, expertise and opportunities; to attract inward investment to the screen sector economy in Scotland; and to aid business growth and employment.

By joining SFS, you access a growing number of benefits shared across all members.

To see our member rates and how to join go to the bottom of the page




With a variety of members comes a variety of knowledge hubs and industry experience. Some of the specialisms covered in our membership are:

  • Screen offices and development agencies
  • Equipment and crew supply
  • Production facilities and services
  • Effects, creative and graphic design
  • Music and sound composition
  • Onscreen talent provision
  • Specialist production consultants




In a changing commercial and challenging economic time, SFS is a strong unified voice with which to contribute to industry progress, inform policy, and influence development strategies. With our combined membership of UK Screen in London, SFS member interests are represented at UK level as well as across Scotland.

SFS represents member companies collectively at key meetings, events and debates and interacts with government, parliament, broadcasters, public bodies, funders, sector leaders and other relevant parties by collating and presenting our members’ views and data.



SFS holds regular meetings for our facilities, services and affiliate members. The SFS Working Group meetings take place every 4-6 weeks with Full Membership meetings taking place usually every quarter. All members are welcome to attend any Working Group meetings.

In addition to the regular Working Group and Full Membership meetings, special member events are held regularly. These events include guest speakers, networking and learning opportunities and partnership events with other trade bodies, members groups and industry professionals.




As a recognised industry member organisation SFS is regularly invited to contribute and participate in industry research, development and key industry events.

Examples of our industry participation are:

  • Parliamentary and governmental reports
  • Sector body, academic, and private consultations
  • Industry festivals, conferences, and expos


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